- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Suicide Prevention Awareness month resources. CALL THE NAMI HELPLINE: 800-950-NAMIinfo@nami.org, M-F, 10 AM - 6 PM ET. FIND HELP IN A CRISIS OR TEXT "NAMI" TO 741741
- Suicide Safe is a free suicide prevention app from SAMHSA for providers integrating suicide prevention into their practice. The app is based on SAMHSA’s Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation (SAFE-T) card, available here.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK (8255)) is available 24/7 to provide confidential support for individuals in crisis, as well as concerned family and loved ones.
- The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) offers a substantial compendium of resources and trainings surrounding suicide prevention. SPRC’s Zero Suicide program offers toolkits designed to help assess an organization’s readiness and ability to impact suicide, and specific training and development strategies to provide safer prevention-informed care. Suicide Prevention Resource Center web: http://www.sprc.org • e-mail: email@example.com • phone: 877-GET-SPRC (438-7772)
- Stories of Hope and Recovery is a free video guide featuring survivors of suicide attempts who share their stories of recovery and messages of hope. Perspectives from family members are also offered.
- Heard Alliance: K-12 TOOLKIT FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION & SUICIDE PREVENTION
- Trevor Project for Youth and LGBTQ
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Text and Chat Resources Crisis Text Line – Free, 24/7, confidential Text LA to 741741 Crisis Chat (11am-11pm, daily) http://www.crisischat.org/chat Teen Line - text “TEEN” to 839863
- Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential, 24/7 support by text [text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S.] https://www.crisistextline.org/
- Smartphone Apps:
- Teen Line Youth Yellow Pages
- TAKE FIVE MINUTES to complete five action items developed by the National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) for their Take 5 to Save Lives campaign: (1) learn the signs, (2) do your part, (3) practice self-care, (4) reach out, and (5) spread the word https://www.take5tosavelives.org/take-5-steps
- Save a friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide
PG&E will be installing new overhead equipment which will impact one of your electric supply sources. Please be prepared to be without service on the following dates (weather permitting) and for the estimated times indicated below:
DATE: Monday, October 8
TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
AFFECTED SERVICE: 1300 EDSEL DR MILPITAS
METER #: 1010239066
METER #: 1010027216
It is important to note the following:
If you are a landlord or property owner with tenant(s) in the mentioned area or are on a common meter and the PG&E bill is in your name, it is your responsibility to notify the tenant(s) of the planned service interruption. If unsafe weather conditions or an unforeseen emergency force us to cancel work we will do our best to contact customers. However, there may be circumstances when we will not be able to notify you of the cancellation.
Safety Warning: If you plan to use a generator during the service interruption, you must isolate your generator from PG&E’s system. Failure to do so will not only damage your generator, but can cause serious injury to our electric crew personnel. For more information visit: https://www.pge.com
We greatly appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your patience.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Energy Delivery Outage Coordinator
San Jose/De Anza Division
Sign up today to enroll in Beginning Medical Terminology, an Adult Education class from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 13 and running through November 15.
Students will learn about anatomy, physiology, pathologies, as well as medical tests and treatments that pertain to each of the selected body systems covered in the course. Techniques for understanding language used in the medical professions will be covered, along with practice using medical terms in spoken and written communication.
Completion requirements: Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency through tests, projects and homework. Attend at least 80% of classhours.
Required Textbook: The Language of Medicine, 11 th Edition. ISBN: 978-0-323-37081-3
Instructor: JENNIFER SNELGROVE
Jennifer is a Registered Nurse who is an enthusiastic facilitator of adult learning on topics related to healthcare. She has experience caring for hospitalized patients in medical, surgical, cardiac, and oncology settings. She has taught Medical Terminology to adult learners as well as courses in End of Life Care for home caregivers. She enjoys ongoing learning about cultures and foods from around the world, as well as exploring topics on everyday health and wellness.
Notice is hereby given that the Milpitas Unified School District Board of Education has set the hour of 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in the Board Room of the Milpitas Unified School District, 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, Building 500 as the time and place of a Public Hearing for the 2017-18 Accounting of Development Fees.
Notice is hereby given that the Milpitas Unified School District Board of Education has set the hour of 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in the Board Room of the Milpitas Unified School District, 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, Building 500 as the time and place of a Public Hearing for the 2017-18 GANN Appropriations Limit Calculations and the 2018-19 projected GANN Appropriations Limit Calculations.
For immediate release
Contact: Shannon Carr, Board Support & Communications Specialist
(408) 635-2600, ext. 6031
Melinda Hepp / Laura Benton, Studio PR (415) 717-4624 / (707) 477-6606
On Tuesday, Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of Mabel Mattos Elementary School, the city’s first new school in almost five decades named for its first historian. The event was a true community celebration with MUSD representatives, school faculty, staff, and students, project partners, members of the Mabel Mattos family and neighborhood residents in attendance. Mabel Mattos will open its doors with the start of the new school year on August 16.
“Mabel Mattos Elementary School is truly a reflection of the great work we do as a community, and the fulfillment of a vision our school and city leaders had nearly 15 years ago” said MUSD Superintendent Cheryl Jordan. “This will be a state-of-the art school employing cutting edge instructional strategies within grade level learning communities, fostering the curiosity and growth of our children and honoring the great historian for which it is named.”
“Opening a new school is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a principal, and I am grateful to have been able to watch the formation from design through construction and thank all that have made this possible,” continued Founding Principal Dr. Jackie Vo-Felbinger. “With flexible learning zones, a learning community model and a committed teaching staff and engaged families, our students will gain the knowledge and skills to elevate this vibrant community, just like Mabel Mattos elevated hers.”
Built by Blach Construction and designed by IBI Group, the school will start by serving 238 students in kindergarten through second grade at the 6.7-acre site in south Milpitas at 1750 McCandless Drive. The Measure E 2012 bond provides funding for Phase I of the new elementary school, which consists of one administration building, a two-story building with eight classrooms, and all underground utilities for future phases. Additional funding is needed to complete the expansion Phases II and III, which could potentially open to students in August 2020 and 2022, respectively. Once all three phases are complete, the elementary school is anticipated to accommodate more than 700 students.
“We have been long-time partners with MUSD and are thrilled to have been able to support them and the residents of Milpitas with this project,” said Blach Construction Vice President of Business Development & Marketing Kim Scott. “We applaud the coordination of all involved, allowing us to deliver an innovative open-concept school in an expedited timeframe.”
For pictures from the event, visit the photo album. For more information about Mabel Mattos Elementary School, visit https://www.musd.org/new-elementary-school.html
About Milpitas Unified School District
Milpitas Unified School District is a beacon for learning for more than 10,000 students in early childhood through adult education. We have high expectations for every student and provide multiple opportunities and pathways for success. We provide learning opportunities for all and create nurturing environments where students are inspired and empowered. MUSD is an exceptional district in which students and staff are critical thinkers and trailblazers known for creativity and innovation. We prepare students to go out into the world and make a difference as responsible citizens who are passionate about life and learning. To learn more about Milpitas Unified School District, visit www.musd.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MilpitasUnified, or follow us on twitter at @MUSDFamily.
About Blach Construction
Founded in 1970, Blach Construction builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout the Greater Bay Area and Central Coast. The company’s experience encompasses a broad cross-section of commercial, industrial and institutional building types, including education, healthcare, technology, life sciences, professional services and civic/community facilities. Blach is recognized as a leader in sustainable design and construction, dedicated to continually incorporating advanced construction techniques and investing in new offerings that enable greater efficiencies and dramatically reduce the overall cost and duration of construction.
The firm consistently wins awards across the construction industry and general business community for its projects, innovation, employee engagement and community service. Named to the “Best Places to Work” list in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal/San Francisco Business Times and a top 30 “Great Place to Work” by Fortune Magazine, Blach is also ranked a “Top Contractor in California” by Engineering News Record.
Blach Construction is headquartered in San Jose and operates a branch office in Monterey that covers California’s Central Coast. To learn more about Blach Construction, please visit blach.com and engage with us on Facebook and Instagram.
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Milpitas Adult Education successfully coordinated the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) at Rose Elementary School as well as partnered with the District’s Student Services department to oversee Extended School Year (ESY), the summer program for students enrolled in Special Education.
We recruited youth from Milpitas High School and Calaveras Hills to volunteer this summer working in both the SEP and ESY programs. Youth Volunteers worked for up to six weeks in our programs to provide support and guidance to all our students. Altogether we had 41 youth who volunteered over 200 hours. In addition, we had two Youth Coordinators to help supervise our youth volunteers. Both volunteers are currently focused on long-term careers in education. Stephanie Dang will be an elementary school teacher next school year in the Evergreen School District and Ida Julissa Rivera is currently attending school focusing on Early Childhood Education. Their knowledge in Education was an asset to our success of the Youth Volunteer Program this summer at Rose Elementary School.
Our SEP program had two three-week sessions. Students were combined by grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-8 and were given specialized academic instruction in common core English Language Arts and Mathematics at their grade levels. We were able to give many MUSD teacher an opportunity to work in our SEP program. We were also able to partner with the University of San Francisco to support a student teacher who worked with our SEP staff for six weeks. In addition, MUSD through Learning and Development supported some foster youth families with a SEP sponsorship.
Our ESY program at Rose Elementary had classes from pre-K to middle school enrolled to ensure students in Special Education continued to make adequate progress towards IEP goals and academic skills learned during the regular school year. We were able to provide work opportunities for many MUSD teachers as well as, Paraeducators, Behavior Intervention Tutors, Speech Pathologist, and classified staff.
This year we were fortunate to work with two seasoned MUSD classified staff, Ms.Dawn Betner and Ms.Alicia Chaidez. Betner oversaw the SEP and Chaidez the ESY. The amount of support we received from staff at SNS and MOT made the programs run smoothly. Both the SEP and ESY programs were able to run as a cohesive unit this summer. We were able to overlap the lunch and recess periods, and allow for inclusion between both the Special Education and General Education students.
Our Student Nutrition program ran smoothly and successfully gave free lunch to SEP and ESY students as well as the Childhood Development Center, Santa Clara County Office of Education Special Education classes, and the local youth in our community.
This program’s success was also due to the leadership of the summer school Principal, Ms. Vanessa Espitia. Her positive attitude and welcoming smile made staff, students, and parents comfortable coming onto our campus. Everyone working together made this a very successful summer school.
Adult Ed is grateful for the opportunity of working with its community and proud of being a member of the MUSD Culture of WE.
Start by taking 4 core classes FCS 70, ECE 107, ECE 101, and 102 over two semesters. After completing the four core classes, you will earn the Associate Teacher Certificate of achievement - level 1 at San Jose City College, and become eligible for the Associate Teacher ECE permit issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 408-947-5354.
Kiwanis Club of Milpitas and Kohl's
Kohl's Cares for Kids
150 Milpitas Unified School District elementary students will be shopping for school clothes on Sunday August 5, 2018. Chaperones are needed to escort and assist each child as they shop.
Volunteers report at 6:15 AM to the parking lot entrance to Kohl's at the Great Mall in Milpitas. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided.
Please join us as we help these children start their school year right! Volunteers already include MUSD staff, local elected officials, Milpitas Police and Fire, Cal Fire, City of Milpitas staff, MHS Key Club, Kohl's employees and Kiwanis members. Children have been pre-selected by MUSD based on need. The Kiwanis Club of Milpitas will supply gift cards for the shopping.